“The only way you’ll find out if you ‘have it in you’ is to get to work and see if you do. The only way to override your ‘limitations, insecurities, jealousies, and ineptitude’ is to produce.”
Two mentors have forced me, thankfully, to reconsider what the fuck I’m doing (or, really, not doing enough of).
Every time a family event looms on the horizon, I’m forced into mental gymnastics: how to enjoy myself without pushing too many buttons of self-loathing.
I’ve returned to a few old haunts in the last 48 hours and they’ve reminded me that the past (despite its bad rap) can pull you forward if you give it more than a sliver of chance.
I’m not at all in-tune with what my gut actually wants and craves, whether that be to indulge in something sweet or something more complex.
Where are models of the “neither here nor there” weight class?
My mind floods with thoughts of how much BETTER everyone around me is eating, how they’re saintly nibbling chia seeds, or “running off” their indulgences with 10ks, or going completely raw (#ugh).
Your entrée into this realm of the elite can be jarring, which is why we’ve convened to help you through it.
The belly wakes up first: it needs the most protecting. After all, this is where a kind of magic happens.